Cruise News Today — February 6, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Accidentally Sends Muster Station Push Notification

If you received a notification on your phone last week from Royal Caribbean advising you to go to your muster station, it was only a glitch. An alert sent by the line said, “You have 30 minutes. Go to your assembly station now and complete your mandatory safety briefing.”

Quickly after the alert was sent, the cruise line addressed the mistake on social media, saying “These Push Notifications were sent in error and can be disregarded. Our teams have already resolved the system error and you can continue to keep notification toggled on for the Royal Caribbean App.”

While Norwegian Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line have gone back to the traditional safety drill, Royal Caribbean and Carnival both said they have no plans to return to it.

Liberty of the Seas and Carnival Glory Sailings Canceled

Two cruises ship have announced maintenance calls and in turn have canceled sailings.

Royal Caribbean has notified guests sailing Liberty of the Seas that its April 23rd sailing to Perfect Day at CocoCay will be canceled, citing routine maintenance. The line is giving guests the option to rebook on another sailing or cancel for a refund.

Liberty is currently sailing cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Everglades.

Carnival also notified guests sailing Carnival Glory that it canceled voyages at the end of March 2024 through the end of April for a month-long dry dock. After dry dock, Glory will reposition to Port Canaveral for three and four night sailings.

Halifax, Canada Gearing Up For Busy Cruise Season

If you’re a fan of Canada/New England cruises, the port of Halifax is gearing up for a busy season. This year, the eastern Canadian port will see over 191 cruise ship calls during the season, bringing around 325,000 people to the port.

The 2023 cruise season kicks off on April 22nd with the arrival of Norwegian Dawn, and closes November 9th. The port authority said it had a solid recovery year in 2022 and is well positioned for a year of growth.

Popular excursions in the area include a visit to the citadel, Titanic history tours, and a visit to Peggy’s Cove lighthouse.

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